View Full Version : Cd-rw Problem

02-16-2003, 05:30 PM
ok i bought a combo drive and i have another burner so the new is like slave drive. all the ide cables are connected the power cables are connected but the audio cable is the problem. u see the excisiting audio port on the mobo is already taken by the excisiting drive so i dont know wat to do with the second drives audio cable. somebody plz help i dont know wat to do. i cant even turn my comp and im posting this message from my friends house. my question is where do u connect the audio cable thats coming from the second cd drive to the motherboard because the excisintng drive already taken the one in the mobo.

02-16-2003, 05:49 PM
If there's another (identical) connection on the mobo next to the existing audio you can plug into that,but you'll usually find you can only listen to audio on the first one.This'll just enable you to copy audio from one to the other if I remember correctly.

02-16-2003, 05:52 PM
If you cannot locate additional section to plug on board, then you only have one connection for it. If you have a sound card installed you should be able to connect to that enabling both drives to use sound. If not just connect the primary cd drive you will be using most to hear sound. It is not necessary to have both hooked up for sound, me I would connect the new combo drive for sound, leave the already installed cd-r drive with none.

Switch newer drive to master, put existing drive to slave.

02-16-2003, 06:07 PM
I also have just one connection so I didnt connect my cdrw drive and everything works fine for me.

02-16-2003, 06:23 PM
is it ok if i connect the second drives audio cable to the aux in(auxilliary in)?

I NEED HELP I NEED MY COMPUTER TO LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(im serious, its like a mental problem, by the way im not handicap) COME ON I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:

02-16-2003, 11:48 PM

02-17-2003, 02:34 AM
If you are using Windows XP you don't even need any of those audio cables. I know you all are going to say that the audio channels go to the sound card that way but try it. You will see that you don't need them.

As for the above question just connect one drives audio and forget the other one. Unless you intend to listen to 2 CDs at the same time????? :blink: :blink: :unsure:

02-17-2003, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by johnnytightlips2@16 February 2003 - 18:48
I don't know why but don't be so impatient. You have already had some help. What's the big rush???

02-17-2003, 03:29 AM
man im going crazy im the kind of person that plannes everything out. i planned this for 1 month i know its crazy to plan installing a CD-RW drive is crazy but u plan so much times then some stupid problem like the audio cable come up i go crazy. so guys are sure that i dont need to install the audio cable for the second drive?

by the way i didnt knw u were canadian! where u from?

02-17-2003, 03:36 AM
Province of Quebec. You? :D

And yes I am sure you can leave it disconnected.

Edit: To remove signature.

02-17-2003, 09:55 AM
Okay very simple!

You can only connect ONE!! audio cable! Unless you can get 2 soundblasters to work!
What is the point anyway? Understand? You can't play 2 audio cd's or 2 mp3 files at the same time!
Well, you can, but they mix up together!

Just connect the Audio cable from your cdrom to the cdrom you want to use for cd audio playback!

That's all man!

Good Luck!

02-17-2003, 09:34 PM
u guys are life savers and nobody i live in ontario. thanks alot for ur help and u be happy to know i got it fixed and it works fine the funny i had a extra CD IN port called AUX IN. :D :D :D :D